Latest ATH News

  • 09 Dec 2019: Hunt to be released in under a fortnight.
  • 26 Nov 2019: Please don't discuss the Hunt on public fora, as this can spoil it for others. (See "About" tab on this site.)
  • 18 Nov 2019: A poster for the 2019 hunt can be found here, with a postscript on this site.
  • 12 Nov 2019: Please mail ATHMMXIX@gmail.com if your team has an online discussion group to which you are willing to grant the setters access.
  • 05 Jul 2019: Future ATH setters are confirmed as Apopheniacs Anonymous (2020) & James Medhurst (2021). Volunteers for 2022 and beyond are invited to apply here.
Pablo's Armchair Treasure Hunt

Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt

Welcome to Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt! This annual hunt has been running for over 30 years. Just before Christmas, a setting team buries or hides a small box somewhere in England, and posts on this website a set of elaborate puzzles and clues that reveal the hiding place. The challenge is to be the first to unearth the box, which usually takes a dedicated team anywhere from a week to a month.


The November 2019 edition of the ATH Newsletter may be found here. If reports are to be believed, the threat of legal action has necessitated a complete redrafting of this year's Hunt.

Lady Emma has requested we add: "Thank you to all the Newsletter readers for their kind messages of condolence. Sir Charles wished his ashes to be scattered abroad, in a country well-suited to his creations. With this aim, a coach will be departing very early this morning from Leicester Square. All who wish to come are welcome, but please be punctual and mention the booking reference ONCRKAZM to the driver, who is our eldest. My husband loved hill-walking, especially in places with nearby hostelries for when he began to flag: that's a big plus!"

Monday December 9th: The UK hunt release clock is ticking... ... towards what would have been dinner-time tomorrow, were it 1582 in Lyon.

In the past, some teams have permitted the setters access to online groups where they discuss the Hunt. If you are willing to do this please let us know. No advantage or disadvantage will accrue to any team so doing, and the setters will never contribute to such a group nor reveal anything on it.

Please address any Hunt-related correspondence to ATHMMXIX@gmail.com . Please do not post Hunt-related discussions on public fora or websites.